Stephen Buka

Stephen Buka
Stephen Buka
Professor of Epidemiology

Biography

Stephen Buka, Sc.D., M.Sc., M.A., is an epidemiologist and developmental psychologist whose work focuses on the causes, development and prevention of major psychiatric and cognitive disorders. Current studies include investigations of prenatal and childhood risks for schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder and addictive disorders, including neuroimaging and molecular genetics techniques; and community-level influences on youth substance use and delinquency. He directs the New England Family Study, a 60-year, three-generation longitudinal study of 17,000 infants born in New England in the 1960s and works with multiple state agencies in RI to translate this work into effective policies and programs for children, youth and their families.